Principal Auerbach

Ms. Auerbach became the principal of Bancroft Elementary School in Washington, DC in July 2013 after serving for two years as the school's assistant principal. Ms. Auerbach’s career in education as both a teacher and administrator has brought her to schools as nearby as Columbia Heights and as far away as Madrid, Spain.   Before teaching Spanish Immersion in Fairfax County, VA, Ms. Auerbach spent time as an early childhood, elementary, and social studies teacher in Madrid, and student teaching in New York City. Outside of the school setting, Ms. Auerbach has also directed programs at several different community organizations.

In 2003, Ms. Auerbach became a member of the first DC cohort of New Leaders for New Schools, serving as resident principal at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Public Charter School.  Upon completion of the New Leaders program, Ms. Auerbach served for six years at DC Bilingual Public Charter School as founding principal and in other leadership capacities.  In 2010, Ms. Auerbach joined DCPS as Master Educator, focusing on dual language, ESL and early childhood.

Ms. Auerbach earned a M.S.A. in Educational Administration from Trinity College, a M.A. in Elementary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. in History from Yale University.   Ms. Auerbach and her husband are the proud parents of two young children, Maya and Jacob, who are both thriving in bilingual learning environments.